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Metro Nashville, MNPS, & Connected Tennessee Host Landmark “Anytime Access for All” Education Technology & Connectivity Leadership Summit

By Jennifer Cobb

On Wednesday, May 21, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and Connected Tennessee hosted a day-long event for local leaders from business, education, technology, community and civic organizations to launch a conversation for bridging Nashville’s digital divide for MNPS students who leave school each afternoon and return to homes without technology or broadband service. 

Corporate leaders from companies including AT&T, Google, Dell, Samsung and Microsoft joined Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, MNPS Director Dr. Jesse Register and Connected Nation President and COO Tom Ferree to illustrate the importance of ensuring anytime access to digital learning content and the potential those tools hold for eliminating the student achievement gap and improving workforce quality. 

 

The Anytime Access for All initiative seeks to ensure that:

  • All students benefit from off-campus connectivity to broadband for educational purposes during non-school hours;
  • All students have access to or ownership of a personal technology device; and
  • All students have access to quality digital content that supports and enhances learning.

To learn more about the digital learning revolution, the Anytime Access for All initiative or to get involved, please e-mail [email protected].

 

Photo from left: Connected Nation President & COO Tom Ferree, Connected Tennessee Executive Director Corey Johns, Director, Information Management and Decision Support
 for Metro Nashville Public Schools Laura Hansen, and Connected Nation CFO John Hamm.

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